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“Dressed to the nines.”

Although the general consensus to the origin of “Dressed to the Nines” is unknown; consider the meaning to be simply a reference of scale. “ On a scale of one to ten; you are dressed to the nines”  Since perfection can never be attained, nine would be the absolute best.

The phrases ‘to the nines’, or ‘to the nine’, were used to indicate perfection – the highest standards. That was in use in the 18th century, as here from William Hamilton’s Epistle to Ramsay, 1719:

“How the nines, they did content me.”

‘To the nines’ has now gone out of use and only persists in the more specific ‘dressed to the nines’ (or sometimes ‘dressed up to the nines’).  Dressed to the nines, or dressed up to the nines are merely a version of the phrase that is applied to clothing.

Read more:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_origin_of_the_phrase_’dressed_to_the_nines’#ixzz24RLULblX

It is really rare for me to dress to the nines though.

However, there were many times I managed to grab some pretty dresses that cost me only $9.90 and put me up on cloud number 9!!

Do enjoy the song and have fun reading!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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